Some of those stonefruits still have their full canopy on and shows no sign of going into dormancy. Instead, they are doing the shoot extension thing.

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That’s left than half a mm of rainfall last week, and a soggy fly. We have a high of 21dC and low of 4dC.

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The currants are ready to be planted out. These will be dotted all around the forest garden.

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The landscaping project. About three more loads of pebbles and it should be well covered. The weedmat are down. The Mikroclima cloth has been removed from the greenhouse, the plants in there cleared out. Soon, it will be redesigned to a new layout.

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Anticipating that the next heavy rain will bring about another flooding event.

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I got the floodgate sorted. Two pieces of heavy 2m by 50mm, locked together with a hinge, and shut in place with padbolts. Its just to slow the rush of the water, and it will also help delay the water level rising in the property compound. As with any change to geology, new dynamics happen. We shall see what happens when it floods next time.

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A few plantings going on, mainly native species that provides berries and nectar for the native birds.

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The Orchard Cottage this week. Warm autumn.

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